Right wing Matt D'Agostini is expected to make his season debut for the New Jersey Devils on Saturday when the team plays the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center.
The Devils conducted an optional skate at Prudential Center on Saturday morning, and though D'Agostini participated, coach Peter DeBoer was mum on who his newest acquisition would replace in the lineup. However, it's possible forward Krystofer Barch, who remained late out on the ice after practice, will be a healthy scratch.
D'Agostini, acquired from the St. Louis Blues on Friday, is looking forward to a new opportunity.
"It's kind of like a fresh start for me, so I'm looking at this as game one and looking to establish my game early by working hard and hopefully get some chances," D'Agostini said. "I'm best when I'm using my speed and driving the D-men deep, and creating havoc on the forecheck."
The 6-foot, 200-pound forward was acquired, along with a conditional 2015 seventh-round pick, from the Blues in exchange for a conditional 2015 fourth- or fifth-round choice. He had spent the past two-plus seasons with St. Louis.
Matt D'Agostini will make Devils debut tonight against Panthers
Newark Star-Ledger | Mar 23